THE BEST SHOW ON TV IS BACK, BABY!
In the few minutes a week we find ourselves stepping away from the depths of YouTube, we here at TenEighty HQ often choose to watch some telly. On said television is a service called Netflix – films from the internet… Geddit?! – and, in the UK, it’s home to objectively the best show currently airing: The Good Place.
Starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson (who plays everyone’s second favourite Sam), The Good Place is a sitcom that focuses ethics and philosophy alongside hilarious in-joke and meta references, sprinkling character growth and just enough sentimentality to create something that is genuinely revolutionary in every aspect of long-form storytelling. As a second home run swing to convert you to the Church of Molotov Cocktails, it was created by Mike Schur, who is arguably the biggest and best at TV comedy this side of 2000!
All that being said, let’s get on with this week’s Round-Up!
ANXIOUS | Hazel Hayes
Anxiety can be incredibly distressing and destructive to anyone who experiences it. It’s something that people tend to struggle to explain to those who haven’t experienced it themselves, and it’s often something that prevents even the most creative of creatives from expressing themselves.
Know anyone who doesn’t quite understand the inner workings of anxiety? Then what you should do is send them this video from Hazel Hayes. It captures the thoughts and feelings of the deafening reality of an anxious life in a beautiful and oh, so creative way. It’s truly one of the more important videos to have been released over the past week.
How to Create a Sustainable Homework Routine (& Revision!) Let’s Minimise Stress x | UnJaded Jade
Since we’re beginning yet another school year, the need for routine is important for us to try and get the best out of our time in education. Thankfully, Jade Bowler is one such person here to help those of us struggling to find our own rhythm.
Guidance in a video like this is uber important, perhaps even more so if you know that the way Jade does things isn’t for you. Follow what she says and you’ll find yourself in a much better place come the end of the year. We can pretty much guarantee it!
Here’s XO’s New Member…(Cam Kirkham) | XO
All great companies go through changes, and XO is no different. In their most recent video, they welcome Cam Kirkham to their ranks. The inaugural episode of This Week In on the channel features Cam, alongside Laurence McKenna, giving us his thoughts on a range of topics, including fashion, Space Jam, and FIFA 19.
We’re looking forward to seeing what Cam brings to the channel. If this new series is any indication, we feel he’ll be a perfect fit for the team!
Mario Kart IRL in Tokyo! Instagrammable Ep.01 | Kai W
Tokyo is one of those places around the world that approaches life in a wholly different way than here in the UK, whether it be in fashion, food or music, amongst other things, and Kaimon Wong is here to show us some of that craziness.
One thing that no British city has is a tour in a kart, trying to replicate a beloved racing game. Where’s Mario? Luigi? BOWSETTE? We want to do this tour sooooo badly – it looks like so much fun! However, we can’t quite imagine it working in the same way going down the high street in the middle of Coventry…
Creative? || Ruckus Retreat Vlog [CC] | Ellen Jones
In this video, Ellen Jones is asking herself, “Am I creative?”
Whilst at Rowan Ellis and Krish Jeyakumar‘s Ruckus Retreat in Mid Wales, Ellen was surrounded by a number of self-identified “creative” people and she wasn’t sure if she was the same. Throughout her video, she talks about the base question and takes us through her thoughts on it, from all sides. It’s a fascinating watch for both creatives and non-creatives alike.
Because you know we can’t stop at just five…
Ezra of greenorangesplorange is here with a wonderful cover of A Song About Being Sad, by one of the standouts of recent times, Rex Orange County. It’s a beautiful song that show off Ezra’s outstanding voice, and the Halloween-y vibe we’re getting from his makeup is making us wish it was already 31 October!
Lucy Moon is here to talk about work. All sorts of different work that relate to her experience. She brings up working for herself, but also now being a post-graduate and what that’s meant to her. She also speaks about what’s happened since she graduated. It’s a chat that’s equal parts informative and engaging, and shows the reason why Lucy is able to work for herself: people listen.
Alex Elmslie is here with a video about the life of a hypebeast. There’s expensive shoes aplenty, and we honestly don’t quite understand what’s happening most of the time. The money on show is ridiculous and Alex and his friends don’t quite know what to do about it. It all makes for a super funny video, which comes as no surprise, given who created it.
Izzy Inkpen is on the bank of the River Thames, giving us this spoken word wonder. These Swimming Pool Streets is a thoughtful and intricate piece, expertly performed. It brings a lot of stuff to the forefront, and Izzy isn’t afraid to speak about what they feel is relevant. This piece shows off their writing skills – they’ve turned in all the way up to 11 with this one!